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Welcome to Saint Cecilia Catholic Church



*Elena's Mexican Restaurant


*Archbishop Riordan High School

*Duggan's Serra Mortuary

*Little Original Joe’s

*MG Draught

*O'Kane Construction

*Rollo & Ridley, Inc.

*Anna Shea Real Estate

*Squat and Gobble presents "BONITA"

*Trattoria da Vittorio

*Unwine'd Wine Bar

*Original Joe's of Westlake Restaurant

*Bacon Family

*Bannan Family

*Blaise Pasztory

*Buckley Family

*Cassidy Family

*Chigos Family

*Greene Family

*Carole McNeil

*O'Brien Family

*Talbott Family



*Millbrae Pancke House


*Siren Boutique

*Byrne Family

*Dekker Family

*Gee Family

*McCaffrey/Talbott Family - JP (‘24), Danny (‘26), Rico (’28), and Marquez (’29)

*Mike and Kathleen McKeon

*Pearce Family

*Reodica-Ozaeta Family

*Michelle Potthoff (‘98), Wylie, Greg, Hunter (‘30) & Wyatt



*In Recognition of our Incredible Teachers at Saint Cecilia!

*Diviney Construction

*Supple Senior Care

*Trattoria da Vittorio

*StraightUp Technologies

*Abendoth Family - Mike, Vikki (‘96), Will (‘26), Giuliana (‘29)

*Considine Family

 *Kloefkorn Family - Michael, Edlyn and Mikey

*McCaffrey Family

*Moriarty "23rd Avenue Kick the Can Gang" (Aileen '43, Donie '45, John '47, Steve '49, Dennis '50, Mary '53, Michael '57, Joe ' 63)

*Jessica, Jonathan and Maverick Ortiz

*Palmer Family - Gilbert Nagle (‘13), Miles Palmer (‘19), Linda Palmer (‘21)

Peralta Family



*Beacon Construction

*The Pawber Shop and Doggie Day Care

*SC Hawkins Consulting, LLC

*Kevin & Kathy Callaghan & Family

*Nicholas and Sophia Carrillo '24

 *Steve, Linda, Mick and Jackie Grealish

*Harris Occupational Theraphy

*Steve and Gabe Lucey Family - Go Irish!

*Jeremy Kabiling

*Nicolson Family

*Matthew and Emilia Oberhauser

*ME Rudden

*Wachowicz Family



*Lucho's on Ocean


*SC Saint Vincent de Paul

*Silverman, Kantz, Porter, CPA

*Barsetti Family

*Carracciolo Family

*De Carolo Family

*Deignan Family

*Dilleshaw Family

*Paul and Ceferina Engel & Family

*Gines Family

*Erich Habelt, DDS

*Steve, Linda, Mick & Jackie Grealish

*Harrington Family

*Killian Sisters

*Hanna and Blake Leese

*Reidy Family

*Michael Sarafian

*Mary Mangan and Family

Chris Murphy/Susan Motovilloff

Gene and Suzanne Valla

*Paul and Teri Watters

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We are thankful for the following advertisers who committed to advertise for the fiscal year 2022-2023:

Automatic Garage Door (415) 648-6413

California Bakery, Sweet and Savory Baked Goods (415) 864-1385

Daly Construction, General  Contractor (415) 753-6804

Diviney Construction Inc., General Contractor (415) 568-1047

Duggan’s Serra Mortuary (650) 756-4500

ESPY’s Carpet Care Clinic  (833) 438-3779

Gameday Sportswear (415) 681-9327

Gold Mirror Italian Restaurant (415)564-0401

Kevin Birmingham, Park North Real Estate (415) 713-6341

Mary Gemma O’Keeffe, Estate Planning and Probate (415) 664-6788

Millbrae Pancake House (650) 589-2080

Monica L. Chmiel, D.D.S., M.S., Firefly Orthodontics (415) 702-9772

O’Kane Commercial  and Residential Construction (415) 759-0574

Riordan Sykes McFadden, PC (415) 661-9050

Sandy’s Cleaners Laundry and Alterations (415) 564-8020

Supple Senior Care LLC (415) 573-5141

The United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco, For All of Life’s Events (415) 741-8803

Warren and Chima Orthodontics (415) 681-2418

Yanira and Eduardo’s Residential and Commercial Cleaning Services (415) 265-1622

Young Men’s Institute (650) 296-6297

We ask our parishioners to please support our advertisers!




Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM






  • At this time, we are celebrating two weekday Masses at 9:00 AM and 5:30PM, Monday thru Friday.  Saturday Mass at 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Vigil) and  Sunday Masses will be offered at 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and .11:30 AM.

  • Thanks to the Knights of Saint Cecilia for religiously manning the church and making it possible to keep the church open every day for visitation, Monday thru Saturday, from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM, holidays excepted.
  • Effective Thursday, June 24th, the Sunday Mass Obligation is restored by the Archbishop. However, as before the pandemic, individuals who are ill, (or - for medical reasons - at serious risk of infection), are dispensed from attending Mass as stipulated by Canon Law.
  • Remember: All Parish Masses are live-streamed, seven days a week via the parish website,



Every Friday after the 9:00 AM Mass and ends with Benediction at 5:15 PM.



Monday - Saturday at 8:35 AM



The priests and staff of St. Cecilia continue to pray for the health and safety of our parishioners and their families. While we are gradually resuming parish activities, the impact of COVID-19 on our global community remains an ongoing challenge.  As we go about the daily life of the parish

as best we can, we wanted to update you on a few important matters and resources:



Saturdays from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

If someone is critically ill and in danger of death or has died, please call our emergency contact phone number anytime, day or night, at 415-734-7445, and a priest will return your call.

To request a Mass Intention, please call the Parish Office at 415-664-8481 or email Irma Lavitoria at and provide the following information:
1.  Name of the person the Mass Intention is for and whether the person is living or deceased.
2.  Your name or the name of the person offering the Mass Intention.
3.  Your phone number and whether you would like a Mass card.
4.  Suggested $10 offering per Mass Intention. Checks are to be made payable to St. Cecilia Church.  Please send or drop off your donation to: 
St. Cecilia Church
Attn: Irma Lavitoria
2555 17th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116


Recently the Archbishop convened a meeting with all pastors to discuss the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the parishes of the Archdiocese. Several parishes find themselves financially challenged and funds will be made available to assist them through these difficult times. I am happy to report to you that, through the generosity of parishioners and the careful stewardship of our finances, St. Cecilia Parish and School currently remain financially stable. We do understand that this pandemic event has had a major financial impact on many of our parishioners and we are grateful for anything that you can continue to give. ONLINE GIVING ( is utilized by many parishioners and if you require assistance please feel free to reach out to the Rectory Office.



As a member of the Parish, you can avail yourself of Our parish access code: RZDPQZ). This resource will provide you with access to thousands of movies, programs, and other

materials that we believe will be of spiritual comfort and guidance during this time.



The Parish is offering a monthly Bible Sharing group. The group will meet on the first Wednesday evenings of the month at 7:30 PM and will be led by Terence Leung and Fr. Paul Arnoult.  It will be a one-hour meeting via Zoom and/or phone call. Prior to each meeting, we will select a scripture passage from an upcoming Sunday liturgy. During the meeting, we will read the passage and share perspectives, insights, and feelings. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link and a dial-in phone number before each meeting. All parishioners are welcome to join. To register for this class or for more information, please contact Terence at or call the Parish Office and leave a message for Fr. Paul.




Participate in Pope Francis’s Synod at St. Cecilia – Take the Disciple Maker Index Survey!
Pope Francis invites the whole Church to participate in the preparatory process for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on Synodality. This unprecedented opportunity will facilitate discussion and reflection to help shape the Church’s understanding of herself and her mission of evangelization and forming disciples. The Archdiocese of San Francisco has kicked off the local synodal process this month by asking every Catholic to participate in the Disciple Maker Index survey between now and February 15. The process will continue in February and March with engagement sessions offered throughout the Archdiocese. The Disciple Maker Index survey is a nationally recognized survey administered at parishes around the United States and Canada since 2013 by The Catholic Leadership Institute. The results from this survey will provide baseline feedback from which content for engagement sessions will be developed. To take the survey for the parish, go to sure to participate by February 15!



Pope Francis: An Important Statement Regarding the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession During  COVID-19 Lockdown/Restriction


VATICAN CITY (CNS) March 20, 2020 - People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or other serious reason can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request pardon, and experience God's loving forgiveness, Pope said. "This is the right time, the opportune moment.  An act of contrition done well, and our souls will become white like snow.  Return to your father who is waiting for you," the pope said.  "The God of tenderness will heal us; he will heal us of the many, many wounds of life and the many ugly things we have done.  God welcomes every repentant sinner with open arms, it's like going home,  Lent is a special time to let God wash us, purify us, to let God embrace us. Yes, the best place for that is the confessional.  But many people today would tell me, 'Father, where can I find a priest, a confessor, because I can't leave the house?  And I want to make peace with the Lord, I want him to embrace me, I want the Father's embrace.' "the pope said his response would be, "Do what the Catechism (of the Catholic Church) says.  It is very clear: if you cannot find a priest to confess to, then speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth.  Say 'Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me and ask for pardon with all your heart. Make an act of contrition, the pope said, and promise God, " 'I will go to confession afterward, but forgive me now' And immediately you return to a state of grace with God."


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St. Cecilia's Church

2555 Seventeenth Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94116
Main Telephone: (415) 664-8481
Fax: (415) 661-2957


 Emergency Sick Calls:  415-734-7445



Parish Office Hours


Monday - Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Current Mass Schedule


Weekdays: (Mon-Fri): 9:00 AM

and 5:30 PM

Saturday: 9:00AM, (Vigil): 5:00 PM

Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM

and  11:30 AM

All Mass Schedule mentioned above  are Livestreamed at



Thanks to the Knight of St. Cecilia, the Church is open for prayer and visitation Monday - Saturday from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM




Click here to view mass live





Please call (415) 664-8481
to make an appointment
with one of the priests to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Saturday afternoons

in the Church 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM




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